The Green & Grow workforce development program offers young people the opportunity to join a team of professionals that are the designated stewards of an important public park in downtown Boston.
Through the program, young people gain first-hand experience in sustainable horticulture practices and learn how to take care of the Greenway and help create a welcoming, healthy and environmentally-friendly park for all.
Green & Grow is a workforce development program that helps young Bostonians become effective and reliable employees through working and learning in an urban park. The program combines job readiness training with career exploration, environmental education, academic support, team-building, personal attention from mentors and attractive compensation.
Through a summer internship and a school-year apprenticeship program, Green & Grow participants get to work in an exciting urban green space, build horticulture skills and learn about park maintenance and event management.
Green & Grow offers participants two opportunities to develop job readiness skills in the parks: an apprenticeship and an internship.
The apprenticeship is paid and runs after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays as well as Saturdays from September through June.
The internship is paid and occurs for eight weeks from early July through August.
(for the internship only, or a recent graduate from the Boston Public School system or a GED program).
For more information about the Green & Grow Program, please contact Kent Jackson at 617-603-7731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.